I double this recipe for my family of 6
1. In a glass measuring cup, dissolve for about 5 min:
1/2 cup warm water
1 package dry yeast
2. In a large glass or plastic bowl with a hand mixer mix the following ingredients until smooth. Do not put mixture in a metal bowl
2 cups warm milk
1 stick melted butter (1 stick = 1/2 cup)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
2 cups flour
yeast/water mixture from above
Cover bowl with plastic wrap and keep overnight at room temperature on your kitchen counter. Make sure the bowl is large because the mixture will rise and if the bowl is to small it will overflow onto the kitchen counter.
3. The next morning, with a hand mixer, mix in:
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
The batter will be thin.
Make your waffles and enjoy!
We make our waffles in a traditional waffle iron NOT a Belgian waffle iron. I think the batter is too thin to work in a Belgian waffle iron. If Belgian is all that you have then feel free to try it, but I am not sure if you will get the desired results.
My family LOVES these waffles. We don't even enjoy any other waffle anymore. These are so simple and have such an amazing flavor. You just have to think about making them the night before. Try them and I am sure they will become a family favorite for you as well.